Alaa al Aswany - Chicago
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Following the huge success of The Yacoubian Building Egyptian
writer Alaa al Aswany talks about his new novel Chicago
Alaa al Aswany
Like The Yacoubian Building, Alaa al Aswany's latest
novel Chicago has a large cast of characters.
In this case though the individuals are American and Egyptians
who for various reasons are connected to the University's Medical
School where al Asway himself studied in the mid 1980'
As well as talking about the novel, in this video he tells
Nicola Barranger about the rôe that literature has to play in an
undemocratic country and what the west and Islam have to learn from
So what did you think of this interview? Please do spare a
couple of minutes to
let us know!
- Nicole FRAYSSE from Mallorca wrote..
Thanks for this very interesting
interview! I read The Yacoubian Building (I read it in french, so:
l´Immeuble Yaccoubian) and enjoyed the book very much: the subject
itself and also the very beautiful style of the writer, I´m a
worshipper of Egypt!...so I long for reading Chicago now.
Thanks again; it is even much
more interesting to read the books when you have seen and heard the